Lady Vols guard Cooper to transfer

Lady Vols guard Te'a Cooper will transfer, the program announced on Tuesday.

“Te'a Cooper and I had a good conversation today during which she shared with me her wishes to transfer," Holly Warlick said in a press release. "We plan to grant that request. I appreciate all of Te’a’s hard work and her contributions to our program the last two years.”

Cooper missed all of the 2016-17 season after tearing the ACL in her left knee while playing pick-up basketball last summer. 

The Powder Springs, Ga. native averaged 8.6 points, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals while appearing in 36 games as a true freshman in 2015-16. She was a highly touted recruit coming out of McEachern High School, ranked as high as the no. 1 prospect in the country by a pair of recruiting websites.

Fellow guard Alexa Middleton announced earlier this offseason that she would transfer away from the Tennessee program, too.

The two transfers leave Tennessee a little thin at guard.

Redshirt senior Diamond DeShields and junior Meme Jackson are the only guards currently on the roster. Two of the Lady Vols four incoming freshmen, Anastasia Hayes and Evina Westbrook, are guards.

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